Some nice news: We learned yesterday that we as a bargaining unit have used up all of the Professional Development Conference Funds available to us for fiscal year 2015—2016. This is important because there was a sense in some quarters that we part-timers were not interested in attending conferences and this money set aside for us would not be used. We have proven the doubters wrong by showing our interest in improving our professional skills and knowledge.

Thanks to all concerned, Mark